Unformatted text preview: Horatio Alger Myth- “self-made man” Books of poor men becoming rich 2/3 of America worked for wages Determined supply & demand 5% of married women worked secretaries, operators, typists Labor discontent- unstable & mobile Struggle of Organized Labor- lockout, blacklists, court injunctions, replacements, state militia Great Railroad strike of 1877- Hayes used fed. troops to end violence for the 1 st time Unions National Labor union- all workers Knights of Labor- too idealistic AFL- against women, “bread & butter” Haymarket Square- bomb thrown & killed police, so 8 anarchists accused Strikebreaking Homestead Strike- Frick cut wages 20% Pullman Strike- model company town, cut in wages but not rent, Eugene Debs directed railroad workers not to handle Pullman cars, but court order against interference w/ mail...
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- Spring '08
- Capitalism, Trade union, Strike action, Transcontinental railroads- Union, wages Determined supply